Pritchard, Dr Frank Cyril

Schoolmaster, born on 12 September 1911 at Grassington, the son of Frank Hubert Pritchard (1883-1947; e.m. 1906). He was educated at Kingswood School and London University, where he obtained his doctorate with a thesis on Methodist Secondary Education (published in 1949). He trained as a teacher at Westminster College. From 1934 to 1936 he was the first Master-in-Charge of Brontë House, the preparatory school of Woodhouse Grove. After war service with the Royal Artillery in the Middle East he became senior English master at Chesterfield School and then headmaster of Woodhouse Grove 1950-72, where he oversaw an extension and modernization of the school buildings. He wrote the school's history (1978) and a history of Westminster College (1951). He died on 20 October 1979.

  • The Grovian, 1980 pp.9-10